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. -- the search continues this morning for the gunman. >>> san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-runsíj$ at twin peaks bk in court next monday 23-year-old ginagÑ&xm÷ eunice remains in jail charged with felony dui and gross vehicular manslaughter. she did not enter a plea yesterday. she is accused of being behind the wheel, drunk then taking off after plowing her car into a group of pedestrians last week a woman die at the hospital. eunice's bail was set at two million dollars. >>> state -- state investigators plan to look life of a construct worker. worker. firefighters had to use ropes and special rescue basket to reach the victim he died after >>> if you are heading down the california coast today traffic alert. caltrans will be allowing controlled traffic only through a major rock slide area near big sur this morning. boulders and road damage closed a stretch of highway 1 from the big sur inn, south to lucia sunday the slide area remains active, caltrans will control one lane for use at 8 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. today. >>> in east palo alto, water district wo
berkeley right now. lesser amounts into san francisco and it has stopped in the north bay but this evening, very rough driving with breezy winds and slick roadways. more rain into milpitas this morning. redwood city 280 looking at big cell. central bay will be in it for another hour and rest of the bay area including the south bay, just a break for the bulk of the day and then another system that could bring flooding for our area tomorrow. we'll be tracking that coming up in a little bit. >> katie: coverage in the south bay, wet, windy weather has made its way after drenching the north bay. live in los gatos and you were in san mateo earlier this morning, tell us how the drive is and how the new location compares. >> our drive from san mateo to los gatos was a steady pouring down rain, but it wasn't very heavy. we had the wind khial wipers on the whole time. very slick conditions on the road. but now we're here in los gatos the rain is much lighter than it was. it's moving toward the central coast. highway 17 is slick. we passed one of those electronic traffic signs and it
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:30 this morning they are still trying to put it you, no injuries reported. >>> in san francisco, nudity rights activists are promising to go full frontal at today's meeting if a controversial ban on public nudity is passed. terry mcsweeney joins us live from the castro. you have a way with words. today's vote by the board will be the second time they've voted on this ban on public nudity, the first time it passed 6-5. this nudist movement began in the castro and ran into p@ut those who liked the idea of walking around in their birthday suits revealed how they felt. there's are members of the san francisco body freedom movement. they stripped in the board chambers november 20th, after that first vote. more of the same expected today because of a statement released by group it says if they reject the ban we celebrate our victory if they approve the ban we all get naked. either way it is going to be fun. end quote. supervisor weiner who events the district is leading the charge in favor of the ban. >> i don't agree with having yellow hair is the same as exposing your penis at a busy street corner
donations are down. >>> the food pantry at the saint anthony foundation in san francisco is in good shape but overall donations are down for the year >> we are a little behind where we would like to be or budgeted to be. >> the director said the charity has seen interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that the tax deductions for charitable giving would be cut next year, saving the government money. private wealth advisor said it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. that would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate, some had this year and potentially some this year, may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many people are afraid to make any move, so then there's paralysis, because if you don't know what's coming, you are try to say a
say they're making sure the teacher named in the threat is receiving protection. >>> a san francisco police officer has been reassigned and an investigation is underway tonight over facebook post. the officer behind it, sergeant carl t bragged about going on a drunken high speed joy ride. he's on desk duty while an internal affairs investigation gets underway. the chief had harsh words for the officer today. >> it's just beyond irresponsible and dumb. i was out of town yesterday, so my first act to get back was to reassign the sergeant out of patrol. nobody with such poor judgment should be around the younger officers. >> reporter: he has been backing away from his facebook post ever since. in an interview with the sf weekly, he said it was meant to be tongue in cheek. he now faces suspension. >>> one of the bay area's biggest political scandals of the year took a major turn today. nadia lockier, wife of state treasurer bill lockier, dropped her request for a restraining order against her former boyfriend. dan was the only reporter at the hearing and here with more on this for us. >>
or not, the caller was reporting someone else had seen a gun. >>> union representing san francisco teachers meets today to consider a resolution supporting restrictions on assault weapons. the union is considering support for senator feinstein's legislation calling for stricter controls. the head of united educators rejecting a call by some lawmakers to allow school personnel to carry concealed weapons. saying schools should be a sanctuary from violence. >> i would not want to have somebody on the campus designated as your campus shooter. we don't think putting the guns in the hands of teacher solves the problem. >> this morning president obama is announcing plans to put vice president biden in charge of a special commission. >> to address the mass shooting were you talking about in the wake of last friday's attack that kill 26 at a connecticut school. mark greenblatt has the latest from sandy hook element trip. >> reporter: good morning. we are expecting another somber day here with more funerals expected to get underway shortly. in the center of town, the memorial behind me has b
. >> hi, carolyn. good morning. hi, everyone. look at light rain in san francisco. the winds continue to pick up around the bay. we are expecting a strong cold front to sweep through the bay area later on this morning into the early afternoon hours. the wind advisory up through 1:00 and that's when we will continue to see the rain ease out south of the bay. right now it's well to the north. so lock at live doppler 7hd in the north bay. shows moderate to heavy rain from bodega bay. wind gusts have been continuing to increase to 25 and 30 miles an hour along the coast. the south winds also into the south bay. hayward reporting wind gusts of 23 miles an hour. out towards walnut creek in berkeley, some lighter rain, through 580 and 80 this morning. you see the peninsula and parts of the east bay with a break. not a blot of action now but the rain continues to be pushed up against the santa cruz mountains and we are looking at mr. moderate rain here. with increasing rain throughout the morning hours we are expecting some localized flooding. we will time it it out for you coming up. carolyn
saturated. take a look at why. last 48 hours, eight and a half inches of rain, up in san francisco about an inch and a half. oakland, two. and livermore, an inch and just over three quarters. contra costa county wind gusts today. here is what is coming up. third storm in the last one, this weekend, saturday night, 11 p.m. stormy weather. heavy rain, wind, 7:00 a.m. across the heart of the bay area continuing through 9:00 a.m. we have our radar i'll be back with rainfall totals and these look impressive. >> thank you. as expected north bay saw heaviest rain today. abc 7 news is live from petaluma now. >> like tell you, showers popping up here, too. here in the north bay, heavy down pours created spotty problems here. this parking lot this morning was flooded. right after this owners couldn't get a truck in or out. water receded now as we speak but owners expect it to happen over again this weekend. >> that is soil. >> leeland says he's been down this road before. at least, his parking lot has, now submerged in water. >> first place to food is petaluma is sometimes the only place that floo
connecticut available at facebook.com slash abc 7 news. >>> in other news this morning san francisco police arrived to an argument. they backed away because they thought the man might have a weapon. they were told sho shelter in place until the mansur rendered. they were searching for a weapon past midnight. >>> two adults and juvenile had been raised for the shooting deaths in oakland. 14-year-old raquel and 15-year-old bobby were gunned down on a quiet street corner. a car drove by and fired at least 36 shots. >>> a 16-year-old boy was accused of paint be bomb threats. this graffiti name add teacher from monta vista high. we have obscured his name to protect his identity. almost identical messages were sprayed on the walls in two other schools in the area. classes were canceled at monta vista hey and neighboring lincoln school. >>> a possible power shift in japan on abc 7 news this morning. >> also in the effort to avoid the fiscal cliff the >> a cyclone that raked sim mow yaw is baring down on fiji. thousandss are left homeless by sigh co cyclone evan. people who survived a deadly 2009 t
to be delivered. in san francisco, lee hand melendez, abc7 news. >>> -- >> that's great. if your kid is thinking about writing the white house policy is they try to spoken to every piece of mail the staff does answer everything my son wrote a letter and sent got pictures back. thrilling for a kid. >> absolutely. >>> [ unintelligible ] >>>c+fññhgood morning looking fm vollmer peak east bay hills to the west clear outside -- let's take a look atçlç
, 40 concord now, 48 fremont, san francisco 49, peninsula in the mid 40s down to san jose 44°. let's talk about today. partly cloudy, a little breezy at the coast, upper 40s to low 50s, the rest of us brief break from the rain mid 50s today, rain comes back tomorrow that quickly. >> keeping an eye on your christmas eve morning commute across the board light out there, let's get you starred with this live look at 80 in berkeley, more cars on the road now than we've seen throughout the morning, certainly no stopping, no traffic, moving on to the golden gate bridge, thisly picture water droplets on the camera all morning, not raining per se out there and there are so few cars on the road as long as everyone takes their time and moves along, [ inaudible ] >>> this morning, good news and worrisome news along the creek that divides palo alto and east palo alto. good news is the water level has dropped significantly from yesterday's peak this is a live look at the creek from the palo alto side. last night, that creek was much higher as it drained storm runoff from the san mateo county hig
38 santa cruz rest of us low to mid 40s, san francisco, antioch fremont 48 half moon bay 50. today glasses, you will need them. coast 50. rest of us in the mid 50s partly cloudy sky. >>> traffic has been light this morning as you with would expect on a holiday. >> sue is off today. a look at southbound 101 before cesar chavez, hospital curve, stall blocking right lane, traffic light you shouldn't have much trouble getting around. now a live look at the golden gate bridge. do we have it? we'll get it for you, coming up and let you know what is going on. traffic light almost every place this morning. >>> people in palo alto are on high alert this morning waiting and watching to see was next at the creek. already flooded and there are concerns about the levee holding. terry mcsweeney is live in palo alto with the latest. >> reporter: good news about the creek. it is going didn't even in the past half hour -- it is going down even in the past half hour since our last report dropping, good news for the people here, the result of the rise last night because of the rainwater resulted in a
:17 on the dot and coming out crossing a wet golden gate bridge as you come into san francisco. let's take a look at live doppler 7-hd. best radar returns over in napa and solano, they are blue. let's focus in on the green which is normally some heavier rain or stronger radar returns. you see along mission boulevard, heading over to sunol grade and pleasanton and livermore is where we're seeing the best radar returns and also on 238 coming across hayward this morning. there is the latest update. you can see it heading over to calavares road and piedmont road. you can see those areas wet along with alum rock. steady rain through the morning hours and scattered, light showers during the afternoon hours. temperatures are very mild this morning. heading out it's coolest. concord, 52 degrees. mountain view, 56 degrees. monterey bay, low to mid-50s with light rain falling. morning, slight rain and scattered showers during the afternoon hours. frosty tonight and more so wednesday morning. it could be one of coolest mornings we've had this season and heavy rain and gusty winds for thursday will be much m
to the an east bay high school football star that was shot and killed in san francisco. sergio quintana reports from last night's memorial service. >> inside concord high's gym, his closest friends pays tribute. >> he loves garbonzo beans, i don't know why he did. >> they honored him with a video produced just for this event. on this friday evening, a couple hundred people packed into the gym to pay tribute to a fellow friend and talented athlete. >> they passed out candles and moved the crowd on to football field. he was a student since the beginning of the school year but he left a lasting impression. >> he would say hi and he would smile. you can't help but smile back. >> blakely was gunned down when he was visiting the family. police are still looking for suspects. he pleaded for an end to gun violence. >> it is taking lives and we have to stop taking our gifts away. >> he was a blakely overpowers it letterman with a 3.8 gpa. >>> 56-year-old woman was died from her injuries after a hit-and-run on twin peaks. they lifted three people off the hillside after they were hit by a car. a fourth pe
extra caution late traffic coming into san francisco still two lanes in the southbound direction they will reconfigure that as the commute getsomw)r underway light trafficxpiq! 87 in san jose past hp pavilion i wanted you to see some of the drive times up and over the altamont pass, highway 4 westbound east shore freeway from the car seen -- carquinez bridge into the macarthur maze under 20 minutes.$+k patience and persistence that's what you will need flying out of the bay area today rain here could cause delays at sfo bad weathergpá back east will make thingszíñ z worse. amy hollyfield is live at sfo with more. >> reporter: i just spoke with the duty manager here and i've got surprisingly good news no cancellations here at sfo as of yet there are a couple of delays no cancellations. here's what is causing//>ó concern and has people wondering if the day could get rock check out the weather in chicago there are delays and cancellations at o'hare. this weather is causing problems throughout the midwest l there are delays out of sfo to newark and philadelphia those delays are
. checkpoints will be in operation in redwood city, san francisco, san jose, and other cities. you can leave the car home. muni, caltrain, will offer free service. b.a.r.t. won't be free but will be operating trains until 3:00 a.m. on new year's day. >> with less than three days to go for the so called live in live in, president obama is confident a deal will be reached. the president said in this weekly address, agreement won't be easy but politics can't get in the way. >> we just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our me. the economy is growing, but keeping it that way means that the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> ama: top senate republican mitch mcconnell arrived on capitol hill. >> we work hard to see if we can get there in the next 24. i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> ama: senate leaders hope to have a bill to vote on by sunday. the house returns to washington sunday evening and could vote on the senate version. >> ahead, demands for justice in india. a woman dies of a brutal attack there. how the nation is standing up in support of her. >>> also, a
hours to go for them. the wet weather has created problems all over the bay. in san francisco yesterday, take a look at this. a huge trees toppled on to a mercedes along pine street in lower pacific heights. luckily no one was hurt but the mess sure did shut down a major town artery for a short time. fallen trees and downed power lines kept crews business in marin county, as well. flood be submerged this poring lot. and a ten was knocked down in a christmas tree lot near mill valley. and other work crews were kept busy. and one official told abc7 news you can often blame needing like this on either leaves or litter clogging up the. >>> a spinout on wet roads in antioch damaged three cars and sent a child and adult to the hospital. it happened early yesterday afternoon on highway 4. the chp cannot confirm initial reports the child was actually ejected from the car, but we know the three-year-old boy was airlifted to children's hospital in oakland. the adult was taken to a hospital in brentwood. >> in other news a san francisco elementary school is working to try to stop the spread of a g
drive into san francisco. roadwork eastbound 580 between greenville and north flynn as we reported there was an earlier chp chase that officer got into that construction zone and flipped the car, injured officer, still blocking lane in the construction zone and is east , you can westbound is good out of the central val >> next, losses from a southern california port strike are climbing into the billions. next, the big boost the dispute is giving the port of oakland. >>> stepping out for a night on the town, what nancy pelosi says the nation needs to see this holiday season from democrats and republicans. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> it is a monday, 5:11. good morning hope you had a great weekend. it is dry the rain has stopped this is the embarcadero i
shows downtown looking pretty good. as we take a look at the visibility, from san francisco on south, ten mile visibility, but elsewhere we are looking at a quarter mile visibility. santa rosa and napa a half file. be careful out there. we will see some of the fog drift to the south and east of the as you head out there are areas of dense fog this morning, otherwise that should lift by about 8:00 and we will be looking at temperatures warming up into the 60s today. low to mid-60s around the bay and a chilly evening. really looking at pleasant weather the next several days with our numbers warming a few degrees. katie. >> quite a difference a week makes. thank you, lisa. new this morning police in pleasant hill have arrested three teenagers following an explosion. abc7 news reporter is live. they have reason to believe the teenagers had plans for more destruction? >> absolutely, katie. good morning. authorities say worst case scenario, someone could have died if they had come into contact with the pipe bombs the kids had. take a look at this video we have. [explosion sound] [dogs bark
. the other hostage was released safely. >> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of whom was armed, terrorized people in a home invasion in richmond district. 'opolice got a call at 6:30 from a neighbor who told us he hear screaming from the house. by the time ofs arrived the men were gone. and got away with a number of items from the house. >> a strong chemical smell forced a grocery store? concord to close. firemen got a call about people whose eyes were burning and had trouble breathing. >> of the 20 people who were treat no one wanted to be trend so they were treated and release. systems. >> the hazmat team checked everything out. no word on what caused the incident. >> an early morning fire at an alameda restaurant is being looked at by arson investigators. fire crews arrived to the american oak restaurant. flames cost $200,000 worth of damage. no injuries reported. the fire is definitely suspicious in nature. >> let's read right to leigh glaser for the first check 0 on weather. >> bay area south of san osayi clear. live doppler 7hd showing you the high clouds that c
lawyers argue the answer was accurate and was not meant to obstruct justice. >> the city of san francisco is asking to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the nudity ban. four people challenged the law last month. they have filed a motion to get the suit thrown out. he says the suit is without merit. the public nudity ban will take place february 1st and allow it in events like bay to breakers and folsom street fair. >> definitely not that sort of weather. >> you have on to bundle up. >> mike has the forecast. >> it is kind of cold is motivating, you want to dress for the cold, dress in layers this morning and watch out for the possibility of light rain. it's a possibility up in the north bay. we've got blues, usually just drizzle and light greens, possibly light rain but right now being undercut by the layer of dry air. i have seen any truth this is reaching the ground. you tweet me at mike nicco and let me know if you seen any in your neighborhood or go to facebook. right now, the radar is picking it up but it's staying in the clouds which is good news. now, when we don't have the clouds and
50s, 56 oakland, 54 55° in san francisco and san jose, same around monterey bay and inland, 54 to+t; 55°, 30s inla, 30s and 40s around the bay. rainfall totals for the next system, possibly quarter to half inch above 2,000 feet. sunday, monday, tuesday dry. wednesday next chance of showers. have a great day. here's sue. >>> golden gate bridge we just had crews come northbound to pick up cones and reconfigure you will have four lanes southbound, two lanes northbound and the roadwork picked up. farther north san rafael snaking headlights past lucas valley road north san pedro towards central san rafael light, no problems golden gate bridge as we saw. from antioch at this hour light traffic, no delays as you get towards the concord area and 242, speeds at the limit there as you make your way out of central valley, no problems, tracy from 205 up and over altamont pass into livermore, good speeds into the dublin pleasanton area onlyÑng 18 minutes from altamot into the 680/580 junction. westbound 80 hilltop, big rig partially blocking the right lane. >>> 4:49. russian president vlad
alto 29 forest hill area of san francisco without frost, 35. >>> the north bay saw some of the coldest temperatures this morning. check out what they had to deal with along the coast, frost that cold across the bay area. terry mcsweeney is live with what folks are dealing with in the south bay. >> reporter: i'm here at christmas in the park in front of the fairmont hotel in san jose. for weeks they've had this display up talking about jack frost nipping at your nose, you got santa's helpers cranking out the candy canes. today we got a taste of that chill in san jose near the border with saratoga, the cold weather left a calling card, a leaky pipe in this water heater. >> colder water coming into the house, ground water supply is colder when the older water heaters expire or start to leak. >> reporter: don't know what frosty the snowman is up to this morning frosty the parked car was everywhere you looked. frosty the lawn covering was out and frosty the bush topping was in full display at peet's coffee in san jose, met a person who told us with about his run in with jack frost. >> i rea
. >>> there are some flooded streets in san francisco as well as fallen trees, hill -- hill -- lillian him is live. reporter: this is quite a big cleanup job. this large tree came crashing down this morning. as you can imagine for the people who live here, it as quite a scare. >> the family surveyed the damage. luckily no one was hurt but this large tree, which came from the house two doors down, damaged the fence and a tree. their dog was in the backyard when it happened. >> i was there with my dog, and that would happen been just tragic. i'm glad he ran. he has big legs. >> the department of public works says it received 40 called of large continued trees or limbs. >> i heard a huge boom. i didn't know what it was. i just went to the living room with my brother, some, yeah, and then i checked outside, and all these trees are here torn down. >> oak street, the major thoroughfare had two trouble spots, but on walnut street a tree uprooted and damaged a car. >> you got to go with the insurance process ask everything. thankfully i'm insured. but as my neighbor put it, you could replace a car, some o
already. san francisco 51. oakland, 56. 51 in mountain view. 49 in san jose and los gatos. here's a look at our forecast. we will go with some more cold temperatures overnight. definitely get ready for inland frost. clouds and a little cool for our new year's eve. just a few patchy clouds out there. no reason in the accuweather forecast. most of the rain will stay off the coast and then we'll bring on the sunshine for the first day of the new year on tuesday. you can see the closeup satellite, we're clear inland. a few high clouds from north to south thanks to a strong jet stream, and also cold northerly winds. so these winds should die down tonight, giving way to cold temperatures, temperatures north and east bay locations, hovering near the freezing mark, even dropping below that in accept rosa, so 30-degree thrvmentz 43 in san francisco, 39 in recommend. oak learned 38. palo alto, 36. san jose, 35. livermore, down to 29 degrees. if you have any sensitive plants, you may want to cover them, bring them in, and don't forget about the pets. here's the setup for at least the first part of
>>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman owkn. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there w
will be here. good night! >>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the co
died after being beaten during a world series celebration in san francisco is pleading for help. sean moffat was almost the revelers from the haight as burly district. his relatives are offering a $25,000 reward. >> two women suspected of stealing a credit card in sausolito have been caught on tape. this is a pike tower -- picture of the women at cvs in mill valley temp police say the stole the car in halloween. the women get into what appears to be a black toyota suv. the owner quickly cancelled the car but officers believe the have toes could still be active in the area. >> police and security patrols are being expanded in the east bay to help fight burglaries and other crimes. reporter: hospital claire villages sits at the foot of the oakland hills. a usually quiet area that is seeing a rise in crime. he has owned a store for eight years. >> we had break-ins and robberies, had people that attacked and take the purses. >> help is on the way. security agents from bay alarm will patrol the area in an effort to help the oakland police department which is understaffed. the company will
thing into other directions coming back towards san francisco. back with more on abc 7 >>> following breaking news now in portland, oregon. this is a shooting at the food court in the mall here. we understand two people are dead at least 60 shots fired. you can see a major police response on the scene. we'll on top of this story. >> did a pro tennis player go too far in imitating serena williams? you be8t the judge. she was poking fun at full figured williams during a match last weekend in brazil. social media exploding with comments that are calling it racist but keep in mind they're actually good friends and she's done a similar impression before. so far no comment from either.hñ and he's gotten so much grief to the from other. >> i think players have fun and they laugh. >> yes. yes. >> golden globes now just two days away. osar nominations about a month away. >> award-worthy films keep coming in. >> the awards season heats up, so does the competition. two more movies throwing their hats in the ring. why the film about the hunt for osama bin laden zero dark thirty held a premier
. heading that san francisco over the new year holiday you need a parking spot tough to come by in the city and there are parking app that can guide to you empty spaces but beware. that technology isn't perfect. cornell is live in san francisco. >> there are 29,000 parking spaces in san francisco. 7000 of them are smart like these equipment technology to help smart phone app signal where empty parking spaces are but doesn't always work finding parking in san francisco. can be a mission impossible. >> drive around for like half hour sometimes. easily. >>reporter: san francisco is one city in the bay area using smart parking technology which adiscuss praises and meters and senses determine if a space is vacant. parking app use the information to help you find the nearest space. officials admit only 90 percent accurate. >> anything as far as using new technology can't be absolutely perfect but what we have done is to look at this ongoing basis and make tweak when we can. >>reporter: we down loaded the free park app including empty spaces on haight street near franklin. 6 minutes late
is occupied with higher priority crime autos san francisco city attorney launched an effort to refund $4 million to customers of check and go. he says the pay day lender skirted state law, giving loans online with rates of up to 400%. they will work with groups to identify borrowers. >> firefighters still on the scene of an apartment fire in oakland. crews inspected the building which is on 83rd avenue near international boulevard. no word yet on what caused this blaze. but damage seems to be concentrated at the rear of the building. >> a man is in custody after a standoff in a gas station in san francisco. sky 7 hd over the scene when police responded to a report of a man with a knife acting strangely. the man locked himself into a bathroom and took an hour and a half to talk him out. the person booked for disorderly conduct at san francisco police department mission station. >> a tow truck driver suffered injury whez crossed the center divide, hitting three oncoming cars. the driver is expected to recover. sky 7 is overhead at the time two. other drivers suffered injuries. the cause of
more while you know you will get a deduction. for one charity in san francisco it seems people are doing a little of both. the food pantry at the st. anthony foundation is in good shape today, but overall donations are down for the year. >> we are a little bit behind where we would like to be, where we are budgeted to be. >> the interim executive director says the charity is seeing interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff. >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that the tax deduction for chair writ believe a giving would be cut saving the government money. private wealth advisor says it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. it would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate some this year and potentially some next year may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many
all over the bay. in san francisco yesterday a treetop he would on to a mercedes along pine street in lower pacific heights. luckily no one was hurt but the mess sure did shut down a major town artery for a short time. fallen trees and downed power lines kept crews business in marin county, as well. flooding submerged the parking . >>> and one official told abc7 news you can often blame needing like this on either leaves or litter clogging up the. >>> a spinout on wet roads in antioch damaged three cars and sent a child and adult to the hospital. it happened early yesterday afternoon on highway 4. the chp cannot confirm initial reports the child was actually ejected from the car but we know the three-year-old boy was airlift today children's hospital in oakland. the adult was taken to a hospital in brentwood. >> in other news a san francisco elementary school is working to try to stop the spread of a gastro outbreak. abc7 news tells us what is being done about it. >> the number of students are absent or become ill at school with gastro enteritis. it includes vomiting, diarrhea, nau
is under investigation. >>> just minutes before a san francisco muni lightrail car was involved in an accident with a big rig. this happened at ocean avenue. you can see the light rail suffered damage. >> cable car service is back up and running after mechanical problems shut it down twice in less than 24 hours. a mta spokesman says all cable car service was shut done on friday and after repairs made to the cable service resumed at 5:00 this morning. then around 8:30 the two lines win down. the mta also blames equipment issues. >> a section of highway 1 in sonoma county its still close sed will stay closed for at least another week because of a rockslide. the slide happened wednesday between fort ross and meyers grade road. it washed out earth beneath the roadway, forcing a full closure in both directions. the chp and caltrans say it will take until at least next friday to get the road fixed. there's a six-mile long detour in place. caltrans says drivers should give themselves at least ten extra minutes. >> a shipment of holiday toys won't get into kids' eager hands. the concern
and they are looking for three suspects. >>> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of them armed, terrorized people in a home invasion. it happened on 31 avenue between geary boulevard and lament -- clement street. a neighbor said he heard screams coming from the house. by the time officers arrived the men were gone and they got away with a number of items from the house. >> an armed man police say took two women hostage during an attempted robbery is recovering this morning after being shot by officers. cameras caught the smoke of a concussion grenade fired by police into a jack in the box yesterday. a hostage was rushed to safety by police. the gunman's condition is not known. the incident began at 12:30 when police received a call after robbery in progress. a four hour standoff resulted. the other hostage was also safely released. >>> in concord a grocery store will be open today after being forced to close last night because of a strong chemical smell. it happened at the food max on monument boulevard. the fire department got a call around 4:30 yesterday afternoon about peopl
are set up at three locations. right now cheryl jennings and kristen sze are in san francisco with more. >> hi eric, good morning. >> hi eric. we are here at union square having so much fun we've raised $1500 so far people are bringing groceries, money, there are seven ways for to you give. >> one is text, i did it this morning. type the number 80077 and the word feed and it is a $10 donation. you can do it too. >> fan out more on abc7news.com. we'll -- we'll be back to tell you more. >>> good morning. we are live from walnut creek festive atmosphere. if case you don't where we are broadway plaza look for the giant christmas tree. we've been here live since 4:30 this morning trying to raise awareness about hunger in the bay area. i know you want to give money or food. we've got goodies to give you this stuff from the food bank contra costa and solano county we have games for kids to play and our deejay. if that's not enough, abc7 is going to give away a few things, we are going to raffle off several prizes, we have three pairs of tickets to the san francisco ballet. if you donate $25 we
were targeted. we spoke with san francisco firefighters about it today. sergio quintana is in the newsroom. no doubt they are stunned. >> reporter: absolutely. when two firefighters are killed on christmas eve, that is tragedy but new york investigators and first responders across the country are especially shocked because police believe the shooter may have settle a house on fire to lure emergency teams into a trap. firefighters responded to the early morning blaze and were almost immediately shot at. >> there was a car and house that was engulfed in flames probably set by him that lay in wait and then shot first responders. >> two prior to men were killed and two others were pinned down by gunfire. they had to withdraw from their fire fighting effort and blaze spread to six other homes. here in san francisco, firefighters were part of the toy drive. these are fill fellow first responders were targeted. >> it's a sad day that firefighters are killed in the line of duty. it's shocking and it's tragic. >> fire crews across the bay area often have to coordinate with local
inland locations, in the mid-to-low 50s. 55 in san rafael. 53, san francisco, oakland, 58. currently, 49 in antioch. fairfield, 47. 49 already in napa. 50 in san francisco. redwood city, mountain view, 47. so here's a look at the forecast. we'll go to clear sky tonight. it will be cold. get ready for inland fog as temperatures dipping below freezing, few high clouds, cool new year's eve night, and then mostly sunny on new year's day. here's a look at the setup, at least for today. high pressure over us. northerly wind flow. kept temperatures cool and also helped to scour out the clouds them wind dies down tonight and look for upper 20s and low 30s, the best probability of frost in those locations. 43 in san francisco, 32 in morgan hill. we do have a storm system poised just off the coast. right now forecast models want to keep the showers associated with this off the coast so this low, as well ace this cold front, will drag across the bay area. christmas eve night, early christmas -- criminal -- new year's eve -- i'm a week off -- new year's eve night and new year's day it will drag acr
in san francisco and down through 280 and 101, you have nothing but light to moderate rain and into the east bay from walnut creek and heavier cell right here pushing out of richmond. watch out 580, you are looking at heavy rain right there. take a look at south bay, blossom hill road, san jose, almaden expressway, it is really coming down, down around watsonville a break. within the next hour to an hour and a half, this system continues to sink to the south and east. then we'll get into a break. details and foggy sunday is coming up. >> katie: continuing our storm coverage, we want to take you live to in as many. that is where -- he take you live to san mateo. good morning. >> reporter: the rain is not as heavy as it was when i last saw you. its moderate rain right now, but it is steady and like before it is windy and wind is pushing it in gusts. horizontally, we're here in a fairly empty parking lot. i think people are arriving to work to set up shop but we are pretty alone and cold. the wind gusts that are pushing the rain horizontally are creating standing water across
has the hatest. >> happening now in san francisco, a two year fight is now over for advocates of low income familis. the mta board al yot heo indicated so children of the families can ride muni free. city hall rerupted with celebration the moment of board approved a funding. the money is a portion of an over all $6.7 million grant from the commission with it, 40,000 children of low income families will be able to ride free of charge during a 16 month pilot program between march, 2013 and july, 2014. this, opponents say the grant should have gone towards improving the system. others say it's a win, win, that has $5.1 million will fund fixing the oldest fleet in america giving children an opportunity they otherwise might not have had. >> a lot of folks go every day to school with this. they don't have enough money to pay for the bus. >> they must live 200% below poverty line in order to qualify. reporting from city hall, abc 7 news. >> an fran is a signature away from banning public nudity. the board voting 7-4. protestors tried to interrupt by ripping off clongz.8 officers are ready
÷]÷ hearing was canced because of the order from the judge. >> san francisco district attorney is reassuring the public a brutal killing two days ago was an isolated incident two. people found bound and gagged on the street sunday night. a 26-year-old died after being shot inside of an suv and dumped on the road. an 18-year-old female was beaten, left next to him to die. she survived. today, four people accused appeared in court. the judge did not allow to us videotape them. they're a 31-year-old, 21-year-old, 24-year-old and 22-year-old. all four pleaded not guilty to a variety of charges including murder. >> we're dumping the streets so whether they're trying to send a message to someone else, again, it's early in the investigation. but i think that the one thing we can say with no uncertainty is that this was a brutal case. >> the district attorney has not ruled out the possibility more people will be arrested. >> king tide is swamping the bay area. high tides are the highest of the year. that could mean trouble for beaches and low lying areas along the water in places like marin city nea
area. pretty good line, through san francisco, and now we're looking at moderate rain in berkeley, hercules, novato, moderate rain, and sonoma, national -- napa, american canyon, and you can see the line to the east, novato, that will move in. and rain towards san pablo and richmond, and in the last 20 minutes, heavy rain near santa cruz, shifting towards the east. morgan hill, and the gilroy area, and some of these heavy downpours, reports of lightning strikes, a little thunder there, so some of this activity really on the go button now, but the main event is really going to be tomorrow morning. we'll look at the timing coming up. >> ama: the weather has been causing problems across the bay today. one of the biggest was at the corner of 17th in potrero. here's john alston with maine information. >> people have been stopping to take pictures. this has been sitting like this since this afternoon when a strong rainstorm blew through. nobody was hurt. this could have been much worst when the canopy crumbled at the 76 station. a san francisco public works crew removed branches from a
, los gatos 46, 48 san rafael and san francisco, 45 in oakland this afternoon sunny conditions, going to be a bright day hovering in most areas in the low to mid 50s, more rain on the way. details coming up. >>> back to the bay bridge toll no problems, very light, a few headlights towards the toll and incline and upper deck no problems. san mateo bridge same thing, a few cars headed both directions between peninsula and east bay, everything at the limit, no problems with stalls or accidents. west 80 at richmond parkway blocking left lane and east 580 at macarthur boulevard oakland area blocking right lane. >>> police on the pins -- on the peninsula caught a thief stealing credit cards from the mail before they were delivered. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutors say he's a first class felon, stole 3,000 pieces of mail information from that mail for credit card
pretty good line, through san francisco, and now we're looking at moderate rain in berkeley, hercules, novato, moderate rain, and sonoma, national -- napa, american canyon, and you can see the line to the east, novato, that will move in. and rain towards san pablo and richmond, and in the last 20 minutes, heavy rain near santa cruz, shifting towards the east. morgan hill, and the gilroy area, and some of these heavy downpours, reports of lightning strikes, a little thunder there, so some of this activity really on the go button now, but the main event is really going to be tomorrow morning. we'll look at the timing coming up. >> ama: the weather has been causing problems across the bay today. one of the biggest was at the corner of 17th in potrero. here's john alston with maine information. >> people have been stopping to take pictures. this has been sitting like this since this afternoon when a strong rainstorm blew through. nobody was hurt. this could have been much worst when the canopy crumbled at the 76 station. a san francisco public works crew removed branches from a
this is where it started. gavin newsom decided san francisco should start issuing same-sex marriage licenses or marriage licenses to same-sex couples. became ground zero in an nearly nine-year long legal fight. couples are getting married here. the decision overturned in 2008 when supporting prop 8's ban on gay marriage. today one half of the same-sex couple. >> you know, this isn't the first time that i have watched a couple get married talking about marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting three years tone joy the same privilege these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon, two people were who married before the ban. >> there are over 100,000 legally married same-sex couple as cross this nationu]qhñ and thousands of more still to come, soon. >> dennis herera is arguing against prop 8. >> i am grad fid and confident the supreme court, now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court does d., and will find prop 8 discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california.
inches of rain. eight and a third inches in san raf yes. nearly four inches in san francisco and oakland livermore. nearly two and a half in san jose. and in terms of normal rainfall for this time of the season, we're at 200% of average now in sacramento. and well above the normal levels for all other locations around the bay area, we're not at a rainfall deficit now. and not likely to be soon. sheer look at radar satellite posit -- composite image. you can see the next storm not quite so strong as storms we saw over the weekend. it will be wet and i'll show where wet weather will arrive in just minutes. >> thank you very much. well, what a difference a day makes in vallejo. you're looking at roads around a mobile home park near fair grounds. residents evacuated as the water rose quickly. and could have used gondolas to get around. the water receded with only mud and debris to indicate this had been a flood plain. a good indication of the severity of the storm moved through. >> and there is a bit of a detour heading downtown. >> big section of roads in lafayette collapsed yesterday durin
build and clean shaven, wearing a black or beanie. nip with information should call the san francisco police. >>> two people drowned yesterday at the marin headlands while fishing. the victim, juan escamillo and his father. we spoke with their family today. reporter: we are here at the coast guard station, where father and sob were brought after being lift out of the cold surf tomorrow night, and tonight family and friends are trying to come to terms with the second tragedy to hit the family just this month. >> going through a very difficult time, you know. everybody sad. >> the family has gathered to grieve and say a rosary for 37-year-old juan escamillo and his son, juan-car loss. the father and son were avid fishermen who decided to fish friday. they were fishing in an area called lower fishermans, an area noun for unpredictable and heavy surf. his cousin joined them friday afternoon for the first and last time. [speaking in foreign language] glierks spannic he told us house juan carlos was swept a. by a huge wave around 4:30. he described how the boy's father screamed out, my boy,
a pop up shower showing up, rainfall in last 12 hours, san francisco more than an inch. 63 in santa rosa. towards east bay, oakland close to an inch there. san jose, 61/100ths6 rain. you're going get a chance to dry out. break is coming up but another storm will be returning. i'll let you know timing of the storm and a look at your new year's eve forecast coming up. >> days of rain taking a toll on hill slides. this tree came down in burlingame neighborhood, a video sent to you reports blocked roads. and here is one being taken down in berkly. after part of it fell across some phone line was a car carred below. and tonight abc 7 news is live in mill valley with, in marin county with a look at the storm story. cornell? >> yes. you know so many hills and mountains and that is part of the beat yu of but tonight they're saturated like this one behind me. the mountain is just so wet. i can't believe it. it's raising a fear of mudslides and toppled trees. tree crews say it's not, but they wanted for christmas. so much work, they can barely give up this, tree one of dozens to topple nofr yoevr
and santa rosa and tib by ron. as i take you down to street level, ignacio and petaluma and san francisco lighter returns although i am getting reports from at dgp1 and coming down from daly city to south san francisco. he is coming down toward the peninsula and toward the east bay. lighter rainfall totals a the this hour. i will be back to tell you exactly how much rain we will receive, and when it will be safe to put the umbrellas away. dan, a complete look at the forecast coming up. >> sandhya, thanks very much. >>> a tragedy tonight outside the golden gate. two people are dead and a third is rescued. they were all swept into the water off point bonita cove. thomas roman is live with this developing story. thomas? >> officials believe the three victims were actually fishing when they were swept out to sea. there has been a high surf advisory issued earlier this evening that went from san francisco to the mendocino coast. now let's look at the scene from sky 7 earlier this evening. now, this was about 4:30, 5:00. what occurred was at about 4:00 the marin county sheriff's department rece
investigators say. >> new at 11:00 san francisco police are on the hunt for the person who shot a man on mission district street. officer reresponsibleed to reports of multiple shots fired near 14th just before 8:00 o'clock tonight no. information on the victim or his condition is available at this moment. members of the ss pd gang task force were on the scene beginning their investigation. >> another fatality on the streets of san francisco this afternoon brings total number of pedestrians deaths to 18. latest accident happened in the city financial district of beall and market where cornell bernard is live for us tonight. >> this intersection very, very busy place during rush hour. the man was crossing beall street right over here when struck and killed. he's the 18th pedestrians to die this year in san francisco. the district attorney has a plan to prevent more tragedies. >> this is scary that the intersection. >>reporter: crossing market and beall street is the risky thing she does every day on her motor wheelchair. >> cars will come through here too fast. and cars making the right hand
shape right now. san francisco public utilities commission commission tells us it's reservoirs at 83% of capacity. and east bay mun nis wall direct at combined 85%. and lexington is at 63%, plenty of room for more rain. let take a look now at liveéycw doppler 7 hd. sandhya? >> some areas are actually getting wet right now as you look at our radar, combining with national weather service radar around monterey bay. keeping you ahead of the storm, and we're seeing some mixed precipitation right around cobb mountain. you'll notice here, bottle walk road, the pink is an indication of mixed precipitation just east of yu kia. taking you in towards other parts of the bay area, fort ross, towards jennifer, highway 1, moderate rain and some spotty, light returns there. san bruno. very light returns in shar park road. here is a look at timing. 7:00 tonight we have rain along coastline. you'll notice that as we head into 10:00 or 11:00 smrks advances inland could continue to see some snow up into mountains north of us and around mount hamilton. 5:00 a.m. is lking at showers, the question will t
long coma after being shot in the head in san francisco. we told you about him at thaiflg. he took his first steps, today, vic lee visited him again in a story you'll see only on 7. >> benjiman had been going through physical therapy since coming home from the the hospital two weeks ago. the 21-year-old says he's doing the fine for the most part. >> can you try to jump forward a little bit? >> yes. >> his physical therapist says quick recovery is remarkable,,3 he still has problems with his function autos problem solving, sequencing events for your daily activities that, kind of thing. it's normally the most difficult to get back. >> just watching him doing this is amazing. tesa just came out of a tomorrowa about a -- coma about a month ago. shot in the head on the weekend after halloween. police arrested a suspect who has been charged with four counts after tempted murder, investigators say he was shot after he tried to prevent lee from making unwanted advances toward his girlfriend. his wound so severe, doctors gave him only a 25% chance of survival. when we first saw him just before
for sunday drivers in san francisco. a policy parking meter that's many find unfair. >> a frightening outlook fr a computer crime next year. tablets you got could be a target. >> a warning to anyone with a closet full of skinny jeans. doctors now say they can be hazardous to health. >> shopping guide to bay area, coming up, >>> a wonderful day of free parking on sundays in san francisco coming to an end. and soon. abc 7 news joins us with the bad news. >> you've heard that blue song your good, sweet thing about to come to an end? in san francisco, they can be tarking about these parking meters being free on sundays? that is over. >> thinking about bringing meters sunday? >> awful. going to be awful. >> since the first meter installed on bush and polk streets, sundays have been a one day break. but that policy is over. >> this is a new day as far as management. we've noticed we need an effective plan in place. >> starting january 6th from noon until 6:00 p.m. the 29,000 parking meters throughout the city operated by the municipal transportation agency will be enforced. >> it's unbelievable tha
$2rvem traveling out of the north bay heading towards san francisco where dry right now. live doppler 7 hd i want to show you the leading edge of the lighter rain in the form of blue and green and it is right now reached the san pablo bay shore down to tiburon, belvedere and now also into sausalito no matter where you are on 101 it is going to be wet.lçó leading edge of heavier rain, light to moderate, heavier old adobe road, cotati, spring hill road, santa rosa heaviest rain starting to move across petaluma hill road and out highway 12 heading to the east we have more on the way in fact marin county about to get slammed by heavier rain we are starting to see a little push to the south and east. the heart of the bay at 7:00, san francisco and oakland and starting to slide southward down in the south bay by about 9:00. if you can get out now you are going to have a dry commute.'2eh the morning hours. waves of showers this afternoon. heavy rain possible again tonight through sunday we'll have rain in the forecast the only day we don't have rain, monday. here's the timing, traveling t
by the president leaving some holiday travelers stuck in san francisco. >> and a dramatic display of christmas lights is getting one family in trouble with their neighbors. why some are seeing red among many other colors. "abc 7 news" at 6:00 continues. >> dan: will you feel for these people, what a hassle for dozens of residents that is in holiday crisis mode base after last minute presidential order. this group of people were surprised when they went to the passport office to find it was closed. office was supposed to be open but last friday, president obama granted federal workers their wish and made christmas eve a federal holiday. now people with morning appointments and travel plans in the next few days, they just got left out in the cold. >> it's a mess for a lot of people. if he was going to give the workers off he should have thought in advance so people could plan around it. all these people are stranded out on the corner now. >> dan: really a tough spot. especially for people who had done all the required paperwork and had been told to come in monday morning to pick up their passpor
interchange. >>> developing traffic-related news from san francisco on-ramp to bay bridge closed after a car crashed into a nearby fire hydrant. amy hollyfield is live with the latest. >> reporter: see the broken scaffolding behind me? that is what police are worried about that's why they've closed this on-ramp, because of the chance this scaffolding could fall and land on a car. you cannot get on to the bay bridge here at second and -- and folsom. earlier water was gushing out of the hydrant spraying water all over this intersection. police say a suspected drunk driver ran moot hydrant and the scaffolding. this -- this happened before 4:00 this morning. police did take the driver into custody he's in jail now. the scaffolding company son the way to repair this. -- company is on the way out here to repair this. they don't know when they will open this back up, stay with abc7 news for updates on this developing story. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> also developing news from contra costa county, the sheriff's department is investigating a homicide. it happened last night pleasant hill near 680
in san francisco. a two-mile stretch of the coast highway was blocked off. bought southbound lanes were flooded. the northbound lanes were shut down as city work crews repaired a dangling traffic light that was knocked loose. >>> we'd like you to share your weather video or pictures with us. send them to ureport@kgo-tv.com, or sayre them with us on our facebook page or an twitter@abc-7 bay area. >> the storm is a good reminder to make sure your ready for a rainy season or any type of natural hazard, have emergency kits stocked with items including battery operated radios and flashlights, extra batteries, three-day supply of food and water for everyone in the family, and a manual can opener. guidelines for stocking your emergency skit and developing a plan for your family are posted on abc7news.com. >> the weather is bringing snow and lots of it to the sierra. chains are mandatory on almost all mountain highways. here's a view from highway 80 at donner lake. lots of snow there tow trucks are the only cars on the road. the lanes are full of traffic where 267 meets north star but cars are
put san francisco on course to top last year's fatalities. the deadly accident happened on beal and market streets on the day the city kicked off a program. program. rsty live from the scene for us. a man in his 40s was struck and killed with a pickup and authorities say it happened about 2:30 this afternoon. police do not know if the victim was in a crosswalk at the time. people who saw the accident upset and know the district can be a dangerous place if you're on foot. >> this is careful here. you can start running over people. you know? going fast. >> something like this happened to a friend of mine many years ago. i just kept thinking how we're always rushing about for the holidays and i'm trying to encourage people to slow down, be present. be safe. >> in 2011, did 17 pedestrians were struck, so far this year. 17 pedestrians have been killed in action. the district attorney announced that a new campaign would be kicked off called don't rush. urging to drive with caution during the holidays. >> thank you. >> police are investigating yet another incident. a
bradley, abc news. >>> 6:06. back here san francisco police asking for the public's help solving the murder of a 17-year-old football player, he played offense and defense for the concord high minutemen and was a senior he was shot and killed in the bayview saturday night many students showed up wearing black yesterday, mourning his death. >>> westfield shopping center expected to open this morning after a fire. the fire broke out at a restaurant on the 4th floor after 8:30 last night. the theater was temporarily evacuated no word on a cause. >>> 6:07. traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside now, highway 87, held lights moving along just fine, no moisture on the roads this morning. in a couple of days that is going to change. mike will fill you in coming up. sue is following your traffic. >>> ranking religion. ! >>> welcome back. live doppler you see showers even thunderstorms over the ocean clear over land with our coast tilting northwest shower off the shore near ft. bragg could get close to sea ranch move -- most of us are going to be saf
these all morning. good morning. here's a look right now most prevalent from san francisco into the south bay, down to the south bay where jut sliding out of cupertino towards campbell, -- san jose towards alum rock, yellow, originals, moderate rain downtown san jose, south king road, east capital expressway, then back past that to johnson avenue as you head towards campbell. a little light rain on the san mateo bridge, a little more around the marin headlands, if you are heading out in the next 15 minutes sausalito about to get wet. scattered showers this afternoon, light to moderate rain, ponding on the roads possible and small hail. . >>> that break you just mentioned that's what road crews are counting on to make repairs to areas flooded by the downpour. one of the hardest hit areas is where highway 12 meets highway 121 in sonoma county. terry mcsweeney joins us live from there. it just reopened. >> reporter: it just reopened at 7:00, it was closed all night this is the epicenter of the flooding you can see the water and the cones out, everybody here knows this area is yet again, one
to discovering life saving >>> police in san francisco alerting residents in the mission district about a registered sexual offender in their neighborhood. a 53-year-old was released this month, served 24 years for a number of sexual assaults against children. police now say he's living in the mission district apartment, sim yonz has been convicted of several offenses dating back to 1982. >> homeland security launched a search for a woman producing child pornography. take a look at the photos obtained by the department. this woman is accused of producing a video which she engages in sexual condwukt a four to five-year-old victim shechl wears this ring, investigate investigators say danish police down loaded this from the internet. >> research found antibiotics used to treat bronchitis failed to aleave symptoms finding they were likely to lead to side affects including nausea or rashes. researchers say antibiotics are effective against knew moana. once ruled out antibiotics not likely to help with brompk kitis. the green glow is not only visible to researchers, also measurable. a brighte
to discuss this issue. live in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> muni metro service in san francisco is fully operational after an outage stranded thousands and left the morning commute in doubt. crews managed to fix the problem in the nick of time restoring service at 5:00 this morning. repairs to the equipment were made overnight near the van ness station. muni says aren't off from sunday's storm found its -- says runoff from sunday's storm founds it way into the electrical equipment. >>> a woman in a wheelchair in critical after she was struck by a muni streetcar yesterday near market and church streets around 5:30. passenger shot this video of the rescue effort he says he heard a man pounding yelling for the operator to stop. police are investigating whether the woman leaned forward into the train or fell out of her wheelchair. >> update on house fire that broke out in sonoma county in a rural part of petaluma on stagler lane. it was fully engulfed when the firefighters arrive haz-mat team on the scene no word on what they are cleaning up. dispatchers say crews received the call
into the fairfield area. san francisco has now started to see some of the rain. it is coming down. at least moderate rainfall right around a lincoln boulevard and maureen gnaw boulevard and out toward the embarcadero. as you can see, lighter rain around potrero avenue. as we pull out, we do have more moisture working its way toward the bay area. it is going to be coming down during the morning hours. the morning commute does not look good at this point. we are looking at a messy morning ride, and we will see some brief downpours. i will have the exact time you can expect heavy rain in a few minutes. dan? >>> the rain-soaked soil proved to be too unstable to keep this tree upright. sky 7hd shows you the mess it created at central park on el camino real. it shows the massive clean up earlier this evening. one person reported a minor injuries. and you know, there might be one of the water logged trees teetering in your yard. it is a dangerous problem because of the rain. so serious a local removal crew dispatched from hurricane can see rushed back here to help out. cornell bernard is live in one of man
rainfall out toward the fairfield area. it is just beginning to move into the fairfield area. san francisco has now started to see some of the rain. it is coming down. at least moderate rainfall right around a lincoln boulevard and maureen gnaw boulevard and out toward the embarcadero. as you can see, lighter rain around potrero avenue. as we pull out, we do have more moisture working its way toward the bay area. it is going to be coming down during the morning hours. this point.commute does not we are looking at a messy morning ride, and we will see some brief downpours. i will have the exact time you can expect heavy rain in a few minutes. dan? >>> the rain-soaked soil proved to be too unstable to keep this tree upright. sky 7hd shows you the mess it created at central park on el camino real. it shows the massive clean up earlier this evening. one person m minor injuries. and you know, there might be one of the water logged trees teetering in your yard. it is a dangerous problem because of the rain. so serious a local removal crew dispatched from hurricane can see rushed back here to help
and laura moved from san francisco. >> reasonable shopping around. good stuff. lots of kids in the neighborhood. lots of people walking their dogs. so, this fits nice. reporter: nice or not, laurel admits she does not venture out at night. winkler likes the name nob expe is selling this home for $849,000. >> didn't think of it as name change, sort of as a creation of a district or a -- getting anite. reporter: the area has been known as the golden gate district, or just north oakland, to residents for years. kelly is a partner in the cupsake shop in oakland. >> i don't really think it needs to change. the neighborhood can grow and the name can stay the same. >> residents who say they're willing to fight this name change and there's no telling how long this name will stick around. abc-7 news. >> ama: a triple homicide suspect in a shooting at an indian reservation has died of getting into a gunfight with officers. seven people were shoot at the indian reservation about 50 miles north of bakersfield. three people died and four others were wounded, including the suspect's two y
killed in san francisco hours after a new campaign was launched to reduce such accidents. it happened in the financial district yesterday at beale and market. a man in his 40s was crossing the busy intersection 2:third -- 230 when he was hit. the driver is cooperating this is the 18th pedestrian fatality of the year within more than last year already. the -- one more than last year already. the city is urging drivers and pedestrians to be more careful and alert this time of year when more people are out. >>> this morning san francisco police on the hunt for the person who shot a man in the mission district. officers responded to reports of multiple shorts fired near 14th street before 8:00 last night. they found the victim lying in the street. members of the gang task force were on the scene. >>> this morning, pleasant hill police are investigating another pipe bomb incident. device was spotted outside office of pleasant hill elementary school yesterday afternoon. they were able to safely remove the device. police say it could have done significant damage if it had gone off. classes h
of the clouds are lifting in san francisco, amazing my facebook page 7:20 eight i posted the sun sitting on top of the -- bay bridge, 15 minutes later cloudy. live doppler 7 hd, clouds and along the coast some of the fog inland everything else is dry. the air is dry that concerns me a little, that it is going to take this system a little while to moisten the atmosphere and then eventually, the rain will come over always easier to get the rain to come down at night when the temperature and dew point are closer and humidity higher. 49 santa rosa now, 47 san rafael, 45 fairfield. fog thickest towards concord and antioch, sunshine around monterey bay and inland. 52 santa cruz, 59 monterey, cooler today because of the clouds blocking out sun and sea breeze coming back, light rain tonqd, isolated shower tomorrow, frost thursday morning and friday morning could dip into the 20s in some of the deeper valleys in the north bay. high pressure split, penetrated by cold front coming from alaska, clouds starting to come in towards evening scout shower there is one near the peninsula coast, main band of rain
many school districts are emphasizing security procedures. amy hollyfield is live at san francisco school district headquarters to continue our coverage. >> i just spoke with the superintendent. he tells me that he has asked all his principals to take another look at emergency response plan and see if they have questions or if they need any changes. parents already saw a change first thing this morning. >> and sherman elementary school in san francisco parents watched with surprise but understanding as administrators tightened security this morning. >> they locked the doors. that is the reality. unfortunately that is the world we're living in. we have to lock down the doors. >> it's the first day back and parents say the tragedy was definitely on their minds as they dropped off their kids. >> anybody that is bringing kids to school, they are well aware of all the thoughts that are going on with the families and kids, of course, and the teachers. >> the principal at sherman told us it is an extremely difficult day for schools. she didn't want to talk to camera because she wanted to
's how residents from pacifica to san francisco deal with it. reporter: a strong and steady form on the sea walls of pacifica, making for treacherous conditions on the water. crabbers were immediately disappointed to find the gate the pier closed. >> my buddy and i thought we'd go crabbing, unfortunately they're not ready for us. >> and wind gusts as high as 48 miles-per-hour and a stinging hard rain didn't stop locals from taking their daily walks. >> we sort of wait and look out and see if it isn't raining so hard. then we go out when it's not raining very hard. >> have the whole pier to ourselves and the boardwalk, and we wouldn't have it any other way. >> a little to the north, not an unusual sight. the great highway's southbound lanes closed because of flooding. >> but a different reason for the closure of the northbound lanes. this broken traffic signal, dangerously dangling over the great highway. reporter: the san francisco police department blocked off the highway for two miles, and watched crews repair the light from the comfort of their patrol cars. >> it's a beautiful
'll be streaming that special report live for you at abc 7 news.com. >> join us for that. san francisco mayor ed lee is throwing his support behind two measures designed to tighten san francisco's gun laws. the first banning certain types of ann ammunition. the second would require stores to report to police any ammunition sale of 500 rounds or more saying it's not only inspired by the massacre in connecticut but deadly gun violence happening san francisco. >> assault weapons and types of things we've seen in the hands of people who are doing evil or can do evil have no place. >> this is expected to be brought about the brth board next month. >> the connecticut shooting is not just focusing the nation's attention on gun control, but also, mental health issues what could put california on the spotlight. the state senate president protem urged the obama administration to emulate a law that raised income taxes on the wealthy to expand mental health prevention and intervention service autos expanding on college campuses and suicide prevention hot lines. and investing in support of housing. >> sks as
shooting at san francisco law form. congresswoman spear vows companion legislation in the house. >> we have to did something. about the gun violence in this country. >> she was shot and wound entered jones town alongside congressman killed. fight for gun control wasn't easy back then and won't be today. >> i remember standing on assembly floor taking up the measure when one of my colleagues asked me have you ever actually shot an assault weapon and i turned to him and said let me ask you a question. have you ever been shot by an assault weapon? and i have. >>reporter: this is abc 7 new news. >>> of course we will continue to cover the school shooting. tragedy if newtown as it unfol unfolds. "nightline"uncover new with this newscast. >> also express your sympathy by posting this ban to facebook wul. >> let's turn our attention to the weather certainly was quite wet earlier today. >> that's right. cooler too. sandy is tracking index round of rain and frosty conditions. >> show you live doppler 7 had. d the rain earlier today it's long gun. as we look at our raid here the cloud are p
police here in the bay area try as best they can to prepare. in case abc 7 news is live in san francisco tonight with that part of the coverage. vic? >> of course, it's been a difficult day for all12z school administrators and teachers here in san francisco. officers contacted schools in zroikts ask if they need additional help.@çaasóó] wwçó teachers here have been trained on how to address, trained teachers on how to address students when asking about these violent incidents. that was pretty much the same protocol them. say they have drills in place. since the massacre, schools have been handing drills with police. simulating shootings. all with a goal of preparing teachers, staff and students for unthinkable. it's taught schools to toughen security, re-examining how to respond to violence.é1 ÷ san francisco school chief says every campus now has a safety plan and a crisis man yule. >> it has multiple scenarios from intrude dwrorz gas leaks to electrical leaks to evacuations and schools practice the safety plans regularly. >> he and other school officials we spoke with won't sha
in san francisco castro zriblgt. a man with a knife was in a standoff today. sky 7 was above the scene where police responded to reports of a threatening man he locked him snefl a gas station office. employees locked themselves in a bathroom. took about an hour and a half and the man was arrested and is undergoing a mental health evaluation. >> felony animal cruelty charges today who decap tated an exotic bird in las vegas. they face torture and cruelty charges for killing the animal in october of last year. prosecutors say the two were laughing and throwing around the body of the 14-year-old dead flamingo. the men have been released and will be arraigned on february 11th. >> city workers in san rafael taking advantage of the dry spell to clean up before the next storm hits. they're clearing leaves and debris this, is what street runnoff ends up when it rains. department of public works has to keep this clear. to prevent flooding. >> wednesday, thursday, another system coming in this, is giving us an opportunity to catch up and clean the city storm drain system. >> public works has had
are mainly in the 40s. san francisco edging in on 50 degrees right now. so we are going to keep this weather with us for the next couple of days. but we have much cooler air and a wintry looking storm headed our way midweek. i'll talk about it a bit later. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. >> there is a growing controversy this morning just as their holiday drive kicks into high gear. the salvation army is being accused of being anti-gay. a student group at berkeley is making that caligation. we are joined live from the cal campus with the details. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. as you mentioned, student leaders here at u.c. berkeley say that the salvation army is anti-guy, critting what they say is years of discrimination, including an interview where they said the salvation army said, quote, according to scripture, gays must die." so they don't want them on campus and don't want their fellow students supporting it. it started by banning salvation army bell ringers on campus this holiday season. that came after they said they discriminated against lgbt groups. now they want donation b
is gang related and they are looking for three suspects. >>> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of them armed, terrorized people in a home invasion. it happened on 31 avenue between geary boulevard and lament street. a neighbor said he heard screams coming from the house. by the time officers arrived the men were gone and they got away with a number of items from the house. >> an armed man police say took too women hostage was caught by police. there was smoke of a concussion grenade fired by police into a jack in the box yesterday. very dramatic. a hostage was rushed to safety by police. the gunman's condition unknown. the incident began at 12:30 when police received a call after robbery in progress. a four hour standoff resulted. the other hostage was also safely released. >>> in concord a grocery store will be open today after being forced to close last night because of a small chemical smell. it happened at the mood max on monument boulevard. the fire department got a call around 4:30 yesterday afternoon about people who said their eyes were burning and they we
. abc news. >> flooding and downed trees were some of the biggest issues in san francisco today. abc7 news reporter lilian kim is live with those details. lilian. >> this is what is left of a century old tree. most has been cut to pieces and hauled away. it is one of a dozen trees that couldn't withstand the wind and rain. city crews work into the night cutting tree that toppled as a this tree started making cracking noises at 5:00 a.m. in front of rob porter's home. >> and then there was a large -- probably five minutes after the crack lig, a huge thud. >> in all the department of public works cleaned up the trees. it is real busy. >> this latest storm spared no neighborhood. it was snapped near moraga street. there was sig president cay -- significant street flooding. two large branches landed on one of the thoroughfares. and in city heights, a tree uprooted taking part of the street with it. a prius on the street was also damaged. >> you can replace a car, and some of the streets have been here 80 years. >> despite the loss of some trees, the city says as little property damage and
problems across the bay area. john alston is live in san francisco where some residents are dealing with an outage. reporter: delwood way at the top of mount davidson is blocked off. the fire department was here earlier and right now pg&e workers are trying to get power restored to a half dozen homes. the trouble started right about 9:00 tonight. a dead rotten tree tipped over on to power lines, jerking down not only electrical lines but phone lines and cable, leaving part of the neighborhood in the dancht fortunate the tree did not hit any homes or cars. >> was in our front room. heard a crack, and then everything went out. the lights went out. and i looked outside, saw the tree. >> what are you doing for the evening powerwise? >> flash lights. flash lights and cames. the usual when it happens here. reporter: in fact at the top of the hill you can see candles and flashlights flickering in some windows, and a half dozen or so residents of hearing -- having to rely on cell phone service only. pg&e is working on the situation. you've we have no estimate as to when the power will event
quintana is in napa, john alston is live at a power outage in san francisco. we begin with meteorologist leigh glaser. >> leigh: right now we're in a lull across the bay area. live doppler 7hd picked up heavier cells as the warm sector moves through. but what we're keying spot -- seeing spotty rain, san ramon, towards the livermore valley area, and just to the east of morgan hill, little not -- spotty pain, -- spotty rain but where the rain is coming down, very heavy rainfall amounts in the north coast, pushing into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain
'll act in a way that is designed if he says we can say one line swrerks to take action. >> san francisco mayor is supporting gun control following killings in newtown, connecticut. >> what the mayor is planning. >> happening san francisco, the mayor just announced he'll support local legislation to try to reduce gun violence, on january 15th one supervisor will introduce two pieces of legislation first would add ammunition, like hollow point bullets which cause great bodily injury. second states if you buy 500 or more rounds of ammo it will be reported to police at the time of purchase, ed lee says he's behind both of them. mayor lee says he will reach out to other bay area mayors to ask them to support similar plans to ban assault weapons. a buy back program yielded several hundred rifles and other weapons. a memorial was held for a 17-year-old killed over the weekend.w#?a the san francisco archdiocese organized that event. according to city officials there have been 67 homicides so far in san francisco this year. last year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> a number of t
found bound and gagged and dumped on the street range from 19 to 34. one is from san francisco, and two from oakland. two have hercules addresses. police made arrestsvÁa day after they found the couple in the ingleside district. the male victim died later at san francisco general hospital. a source tills us suspects brought in for questioning yesterday after investigators received leads from the public and later arrested in a house in early morning hours. a spokesman says everyone knew each other. >> there was anmxñ extensive relationship in this case. i cannot get into detail was the relationship. >> investigators still looking at motive. a source tells us the female was known to be involved if prostitution. they're trying to find out if victims were from out of town.lc and we now know what caused wounds. >> male victim appeared to have blunt force trauma and wounds to upper body. the cause of the death is still pending medical examiner conclusion of the autopsy report. >> this female victim was not shot. yesterday, doctors say wounds were not life threatening today, they're saying s
guns into the school and the weapons are registered to his mother. >>> happening now in san francisco, small groups of people are gathering to remember the victims. >> just a few people have shown up so far. they are gathering in the memorial grove behind me. it's a group led by faith group. the organizer said they decided to hold the vigil regardless of religion, people need to be able to find a place to come together. you honor the victims but also to remember the good. we will have that interview with her coming up in about 30 minutes. what you are seeing now is video from a candlelight vigil last night in walnut creek where two dozen gathered and like so many vigils, this one came together fairly quickly after the tragedy. she was compelled to do is something while watching the news as the horror unfolded throughout the day. >> something like this, our hearts are broken but when we gather here like this, it shows our spirits are not broken. >> parents brought their school aged children and explained what happened in hopes of getting their children to understand what their families
problems all over the bay area. in san francisco yesterday, take a look at this. a tree toppled onto a mercedes along pine street in lower pacific heights. nobody was hurt but the mess shut down a major cross town oortd for a short time. fallen trees get utility crew busy in marin county, as well. flooding submerged part of shoreline highway and high winds knocked down a tent at a christmas lot near mill valley. scenes like this kept oakland public works crews busy. one official said when you see flooding like this you can blame leaves or litter clogging up storm drains. >> a spinout in antioch damaged three cars and a child and an adult to the hospital. it happened on highway 4. the chp can't confirm initial reports that the child was ejected from the car, but we do know the three-year-old boy was airlifted to the children's hospital in oakland. adult was taken to a hospital in brentwood. >> other news, san francisco elementary school is working to try to stop the spread of a gastro enter its out break. ama daetz tells us what is being done about it. >> a letter was given to the stu
rainfall totals not so impressive in some areas and quite impressive in others. san francisco nine tenths of an inch. nearly 1.inches in warm springs dam. and we see an area of high pressure building in now. what does that mean for the weather? i'll have the forecast coming up just a little bit later. >> so much of the ground in the bay area saturated, particularly north of the golden gate bridge a number of trees came crashing down today. >> wayne freedman picks up coverage now in marin county overlooking sausalito. >> best we can tell you is that most of us survived this latest wave of storms unscathed. there have been more than a few. we tracked some of them down, today. here is a question. if a giant oak crashes down and no one hears it does the tree make a sound? if it close that's road five hours, is a nuisance? katie kerr two who found the fallen tree would give us a resounding yes. but she's positive... >> it could be snow. that would be worse. >> could have fought faulen on the car. >> yes. really. disaster. >> sonoma county has a program to trim the!!9u overhanging branc
with us. >>> san francisco school officials want the man known as america's toughest sheriff to write a leter to students after being denied an opportunity to speak with them in american. the -- person. the sheriff happen owes to be in san francisco for a conference, receiving a bundle of letters from students. the qlerts criticized his efforts to enforce immigration laws in the phoenix area. he called letters hate mail, and he wanted to speak to those students. >> this class had to be controlled by a teacher. it was like a project. why they picked me? why didn't theyeegy pick someone from cal? i know why they picked me. i'm controversial. >> this stems from making prisoners wear pink under wear and working on chain gang autos the report is better hahn expected. the labor zeptz the economy added 146,000 new jobs in november. the rate also fell to 7.7%. some people who are looking for work were not counted as unemployed because they stopped looking. there is evidence that itjte hirings. >> national highway safety administration proposed new rules requiring event data recorders or black
always causes delays at san francisco international airport because of its runway design. nick smith is live at sfo. earlier this morning the delays were about an hour and a half for arriving flights. anything changed. >> reporter: that has not changed. you are is spot on and the problem is the wind. we have felt the wind gusts as we he drove down 101 headed here to sfo and this is a wind advisory in effect. people are slowly arriving to sfo and they can expect flight delays. an air traffic management program in effect for flights arriving to sfo and this is causing some of the arriving flights to be deplayed an average of one hour and 37 minutes. there will be delays throughout the day until at least 6:00 p.m. it will mostly affect commuter flights and traffic along the west coast. the wind advisory currently in effect plays a large role in the reduced visibility and different landing patterns. flights now approaching from the northeast over oakland airport instead of from the southeast over the san mateo bridge. back here live, if you are dropping people off or pecking people up yo
. >> thank you. >> all of the reservoirs have feed the bay area water supply are in good shape. san francisco public utilities commission tells us it's reservoirs are at 83% of capacity. one of the direct's biggest reservoirs, lexington is at 63%. >> the national weather service confirms a rare touchdown touched down in watsonville over the weekend. take a look at the damage. crews cleaning up the mess left by 75 miles per hour winds. the twister crushed one green house and damaged four others. >> this happened about 7:00. ouréw crew starts at 7:00. so they're just getting ready to come to the green houses to start cutting. and this is -- i'm just so thankful nobody was in there. >> owners estimate it will cost]e4 100,000ses today repair the damage. the last reported tornado was 10 years ago. >> part of the scenic hiking trail is closed because of erosion. the national park service blocked off a section of the coastal trail just north of the pacific overlook in san francisco. signs posted to warn hikers and bikers and engineers are working on a repair plan. >> happening now, crews getting r
charity in san francisco it seems people are doing a little of both. the food pantry at the st. anthony foundation is in good shape today, but overall donations are down for the year. >> we are a little bit behind where we would like to be, where we are budgeted to be. >> the interim executive director says the charity is seeing interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff. >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that the tax deduction for chair writ believe a giving would be cut saving the government money. private wealth advisor says it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. it would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate some this year and potentially some next year may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many people are afraid to make any move, so then there is paralysis
. >>> the wet weather created problems all over the bay area today. >> in san francisco check out the video. trouble for a new car owner. a treetop pelled on to the mercedes in lower pacific heights. thankfully no one was hurt. the mess shutdown a major crosstown artery for a short time today. >> fall entries and power lines kept crews busy. flooding submerged the manzanita parking lot. high winds knocked down part of a tent at a christmas tree lot near mill valley. >> seems like this one near jack london square kept public works crews busy today. they said you can often blame flooding on either leaves or litter clogging up storm drains. >> an army of grounds keepers used leaf blowers. plenty of hands teamed up to get it ready for the pac-12 championship game. >> won by stanford i might add. and homes are without electricity. pg&e tells us the biggest outage is in the north bay, mostly sonoma and marin counties. crews plan to work all night to repair the damaged lines and get the power back on. the storm watch continues all weekend on abc7 news. live reports tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. wi
in the morning. here are the rainfall totals. it is more than an inch in san francisco. 1.17 in san rafael. .91 of an inch. .47 in concord and look down south in san jose. .61 and ben loman picking up an inch and a half of rain. i just updated the computer models and i want to show you when the timing of the next storm is and when we are expecting. the storm is different from what i showed you. dan, i will be back with the details. >> i will see you shortly. lots of snow for skiers. avalanche danger is considerable for the sierra. two skiers died in two days at donner ski ranch as the result of avalanches. an expert lists the way you can tell that an avalanche is likely. >> we feel the snowpack collapsing underneath us. if we see the shooking cracks opening up across the surface and nonconsequential terrain. we had a lot of rapid warming and rain on snow. those are all easy things to understand that nature is telling you the snowpack is unstable. >> you really have to pay attention to the surroundings. the snowpack is unstable, but there is a lot of it. a water content is 146% above normal. tha
. nearly three inches south bay, nearly four oakland and san francisco more napa, fairfield, seven inches to nearly eight around san rafael and santa rosa that's why we are concerned about chance of rain especially north bay mountains up to 2 1/2 inch there is, inch and a half south by 3/4 of an inch for the rest of us. we'll look at our rivers and see how they are doing when we come back. >>> hundreds of children in fairfax are waiting to find out when they will be able to attend school. white hill middle took severe damage from the storm. >> reporter: good morning. cleanup crews just awried just beyond that administrators and outside -- consultants are meeting to decide their next steps, their first steps in the cleanup process exploring how to operate the school without an entire building. three big storms filled this little culvert behind white hill middle school causing extensive flooding over the weekend. >> we have four classrooms fairly filled with debris and mud. we'll need structural support along with our main administrative offices and our library. >> reporter: the building is
. >> hi mandy if the san francisco spca. a lot to talk about not only frankie but what is going on at macy's, so go. >> first of all frankie is my new best friend, 12 years young, beautiful, likes to play and he's affectionate. macy's windows over 200 animals have gone home this year right at union square, we have puppies and kitten there is, come on down and say hi. new event cool, new year's day bringing all the dogs to the beach, bust them out of shelter for a day and let them play. >> thank you. come to macy's or the san francisco spca or give them a call. nice seeing you both. >> thanks for having us. happy holidays. >> thank you mike. from all of us here at abc7 news thank you for joining us. >> wants to be a millionaire is next. have a great day, great have a great day, great weekend and see frankie. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. tic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> hey, carmelo. >> how you doing? >> hello, and welcome to millionaire. today's returning contestant has been on a lucky streak ever since getting the call to be on millionaire, and with $26,100 already
, breaking news in downtown san francisco where it was not lane falling from the sky but a manhole cover. jonathan bloom is live and third and mission streets to explain what happened. >> firefighters are still trying to figure out what happened after a manhole cover blew out of the ground about 45 minutes ago resulting in loud noises and very scared passerbys. it sounded like fire crackers going off. firefighters are investigating what is going on but assuming it's an electrical problem and now pg&e is on the scene. nobody was reported to be injured in the incident but it did result in traffic closures that were only minor since christmas is light traffic day. third street was closed in two blocks and mission was closed between second and fourth street. now, we see the first signs that mission street is being reopened as pg&e is on the scene and starting to investigate down inside that manhole. we just saw the smoke pouring out of manhole as they pulled it off. this live picture, they going down to figure out what went wrong, it may in fact be storm related. as firefighters continue to
the abc7 rooftop camera. you can see the rain has stopped basically in san francisco for now, but not for long. good evening. merry christmas. i'm dan ashley.caroly carolyn johnson is off tonight. not a great day to play outside with toys. we have live team watch coverage. spencer christian is tracking more rain on our doppler. >> it has been a very wet evening around the bay area. right now though things are relatively calm compared with the downpours we saw earlier. let's go to live doppler 7hd, and we have scattered showers. the heaviest is in the south bay, but let's close in on the north bay where we have a little light rain. some assisted yes, sir rainfall east of santa rosa and moving toward y o -- yountville. mill pea dishas heavier rain pushing into the higher terrain. and then farther south from the ben low man to the bay. heavier rainfall is developing, but it is not even -- even though it is calmer, it is notwn.inding down. more rain coming our way tonight and tomorrow. a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. dan? >> spencer, thanks. >>> al
basically in san francisco for now, but not for long. good evening. merry christmas. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson is off tonight. not a great day to play outside with toys. we have live team watch coverage. spencer christian is tracking more rain on our doppler. >> it has been a very wet evening around the bay area. right now though things are relatively calm compared with the downpours we saw earlier. let's go to live doppler 7hd, and we have scattered showers. the heaviest is in the south bay, but let's close in on the north bay where we have a little light rain. some assisted yes, sir rainfall east of santa rosa and moving toward y o -- yountville. mill pea dishas heavier rain pushing into the higher terrain. and then farther south from the ben low man to the bay. heavier rainfall is developing, but it is not even -- even though it is calmer, it is not winding down. more rain coming our way tonight and tomorrow. a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. dan? >> spencer, thanks. >>> all of this rain has brought flooding in some areas. in sonoma county, high water i
in all directions. crews in san francisco shut down a two mile section of the road this week. this is because of flooding this, is video from last weekend wh. pounding rind, and rain, nearly brought down a traffic light. the road has seen showers, causing it to flood this, afternooná!oÑ, public works announced it's drying up tonight. northbound and southbound lanes. rains have taken a toll on a popular hiking trail north of baker beach. big yellow signs have gone up on the coastal trail. that run as long the pacific crews will be shoring up the cliff. it's been pounded by a string of winter storms. hikers being urged to use bikers to butterflies trail. >> authorities in the east bay are looking for a second suspect who escaped from a deadly police chase when officers tried to pull over the driver of a bmw for speeding. the driver took off. the bmw smashed into a lincoln town car. a woman in her 20s was killed. two more people taken to the hospital. the driver and a passenger took off, police trakd down the driver, a 38-year-old. they have not said why he drove off in the fi
sausolito. san francisco, light rain, but you can see the cells. the darker green indicating on the map we'll start moving in. daly city and berkeley, piedmont, the claremont avenue area being hit with a good burst of rain, and towards oakley and brentwood, seeing moderate rain. these are cells moving around, and this is actually the warm sector. this is 7:00 tonight. this is the warm sector, the mod rain in the north bay. and a little break around midnight and by 3:00 a.m., this is storm number three. this is 5:00 a.m. heavy rain starting to move down into the north bay. 7:00 a.m., starts to move down to about the golden gate bridge, sfo. 9:00 a.m. heavy rainfall. now starting to move into the east bay. fairfield, concord. notice the clearing that takes place behind the very rapidly, at 11:00 a.m., and then moves on towards the south. of course the concerns up on the riffs and we'll look at those concerns in a bit. >> ama: in napa, the national weather service issued a flood warning for the napa river, a waterway prone to flooding, and the city's residents are hoping it's not a repeat of
married couples. >> reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of a legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am grat feidz and confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same resulted that the district court did and the 9th circuit did and find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> a sacramento spokesperson supporter is confident that the high court will support the ban on gay marriage. >> i expect four or five justices to uphold it. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. the tenth amendment, not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the high court could go either way. lawyers will argue very broad argument before the high court that there is no justification for discrimination. we will know the high court's decision probably next june. >> katie: san jose police have arrested a woman in connection with the shooting death of a teenager. authorities believe 23-year-old rebecca v.was involved
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